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BIS review of the apprenticeship scheme

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Tue, 26/06/2012

On 11 June 2012 the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Education appointed Doug Richard, serial entrepreneur and early investor, to lead an independent review into the future of apprenticeships.

The review aims to:

  • take a medium-long term look at the future of apprenticeships in England
  • identify best practice and ensure that going forward, apprenticeships meet the needs of the changing economy
  • deliver the qualifications and skills which employers need, to world class benchmarks; and
  • ensure that government is maximising the impact of public investment in apprenticeships.

The review will be conducted over the summer. Doug Richard is expected to report on his findings and recommendations in Autumn 2012.

The call for evidence and supplementary documents were published on 26 June 2012 and are available here.

Anyone wishing to respond to the call for evidence should do so by 7 September 2012.

Responses can be made by email or post, and contact details are provided in the call for evidence document.